How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:
The Athletic Trainer will work with athletes to prevent athletic injury and enhance performance using knowledge of nutrition, hygiene, psychology, conditioning and protective equipment. Develop training programs to prevent injuries and examine athletes’ injuries while also showing them techniques to build their strength and avoid future or further injury. They will be a point of contact between area athletic programs and the physician practice. They will support Carilion’s hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Provide support for clinical and medical staff in the delivery of quality medical care. Assist with patient care as directed by the physician and clinical staff within scope of training.
• Demonstrates ability to perform the following functions regarding athletic injuries: prevention, assessment, treatment (including first aid) and reconditioning.
• Collects data and performs patient assessment to include height, weight, vital signs, chief complaint, current medications, etc.
• Carries out all prescribed treatments and recommendations by the physician to treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries.
• Maintains work area, exam, treatment rooms, x-ray rooms and lab in a clean, safe manner; restock with supplies and instruments; sterilize reusable equipment as needed.
• Observes all safety precautions and standards; assures proper disposal of specimens and contaminated waste.
• Provides patient and community education in the areas of sports injury prevention and care.
• Completes all documentation in a timely manner.
• Serves as a liaison between patient/athlete, physician, physician office staff and school personnel.
• Prepares patient for physician/provider evaluation: take vitals and determine if any are normal or abnormal, listing medications, obtaining specimens, positioning for exams.
• Documents patient information in the electronic medical record; update information as indicated; record appointments of referrals and diagnostic studies;
• Performs initial patient evaluation and screens, report findings to physician, complete requisitions for lab, x-ray, mri, etc.
• Aids physician in procedures as needed and maintaining a sterile environment, etc.
• Develops and distributes ongoing patient education information about athletic injuries, equipment, nutrition and exercise programs to obtain optimal performance
• Performs patient evaluation during post operative phases, and provides education on home care plans for pain care, ADL's, mobility and exercise.
• Performs clerical and office functions as directed:
• Greets patients and assists with check-in/check-out procedures
• Answers phones; schedules appointments; and receives/relays messages
• Helps to review charts the night before patient’s appointment, making sure all needed information is in chart: test results, referrals, lab results, ect. If anything is missing call the appropriate facility to retrieve the needed information.
• Provides bracing and orthotic fabrication (DME) and applications, casting, suture/staple removal and post-operative wound assessment and care.
• Provides patient brace/crutch fitting, product education, and gait training for all types of patients with/without assistive devices and with various weight bearing status and neurological conditions.
What We Require:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in health related field required.
Experience: One year in athletic training setting preferred.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Licensure as an Athletic Trainer with the Virginia Department of Health Professions and certification through the National Athletic Training Board of Certification required. AHA BLS-HCP required.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Effective interpersonal skills to communicate both in person and in writing in order to interact with management, doctors, professional staff, patients, general public and local schools and sports teams. Keyboarding and utilization of automated computer systems required, including electronic medical records. Must be able to assist with or transfer athletes of various weight/heights. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have good mobility skills and be able to walk long distances.
This is Carilion Clinic ...
An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.
Requisition Number: 142865
Employment Status: Flex
Location: Carilion Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery (Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences)
Shift Details: variabe upon coverage needs
Recruiter: EMILY F ALLEN
Recruiter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.
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